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RTI proceedings abate on the death of complainant: GSIC

first_imgPANAJI: Disposing a recent appeal before it, the Goa State Information Commission (GSIC) held that under Right to Information(RTI), proceedings abate on the death of complainant.The case pertains to an application filed by Choka Chodankar in 2011, asking information about NOCs given for retail liquor trade in a village in Goa. The panchayat secretary of the village had submitted a letter notifying death of the complainant in 2016. The daughter-in-law of the complainant had also requested the GSIC to close the proceedings. State Information Commissioner Juino De Souza observed in his order that though “no rules are prescribed under the Goa State Right to Information Rules, as in case of the Central Information Commission (management) Regulations, 2007, or some of the State Commission Rules. Nevertheless, it was the opinion of this commission that RTI is a personal right of the information seeker and therefore cannot devolve on heirs or anyone else.”He added, “In fact RTI is not a material thing to be passed on the legal heir or anybody else. They can make a fresh application asking for the same information.”last_img read more

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Pumaren on UE loss to UP: ‘Desiderio killed us’

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start UE head coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took just one man to crush University of the East’s fighting spirit.And that man, according to Red Warriors head coach Derrick Pumaren, was University of the Philippines’ Paul Desiderio, who had a career game on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Red Warriors were rattled in the third quarter while Desiderio, who set a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, went on a scoring splurge.“Instead of fighting, instead of competing, we just put our heads down and we let them run over us,” Pumaren said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Desiderio killed us in the third and we lost our pace, we simply ran away from what we were supposed to do,” said Pumaren after losing to UP, 84-71, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.READ: Desiderio sets career-high, UP pulls away in 2nd half to beat UEFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUE had control of the game heading into the break with a 42-38 lead but the start of the second half saw Desiderio catch fire.Desiderio scored 16 of the Fighting Maroons’ 26 points in the third quarter while the Red Warriors only had seven points to show.  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:56UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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London Olympics: Ravi Kumar finishes sixth in 69 kg, India’s weightlifting campaign ends

first_imgIndia’s participation in the Olympic weightlifting event ended on Tuesday when Katulu Ravi Kumar finished sixth in Group B of the 69 kg category.Ravi Kumar lifted 303 kg with 136 kg in snatch and 167 kg through clean and jerk.North Korea’s Kim Myong Hyok was on top with a total of 329 kg, ahead of Antonio Sanchez Rivero (328) of Venezuela and Azerbaijani Sardar Hasanov (321).Fourteen athletes have qualified for the medal round to take place later in the day.Ravi Kumar, who won the gold in 2010 Commonwealth Games, said he could not perform to his potential due to a bout of fever. “I was unwell in the run-up to the competition. That did not allow me to perform to my potential. Having said that, there are no excuses for the way I fared,” said Ravi Kumar. “My country will not be happy with my performance but it was a memorable experience to compete in the Olympics.”Soniya Chanu, the other member of the small weightlifting contingent, had earlier finished seventh in the women’s 48 kg event.last_img read more

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World T20: Bhajji has his tail UP

first_imgTime and again, commentators have raved about Harbhajan Singhs ‘tail’ being up as soon as he gets an early wicket. While it may be a cliche, it has its basis firmly in fact, for there is perhaps no bowler in world cricket who behaves more differently when he has scalped one to when he hasn’t.Sunday’s England game here was the Jalandhar boy’s first in India colours since the second Test against the same opponents at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, in July-August last year.Since then, he had sustained an abdominal injury, been dropped on form, won the Champions League Twenty20 for Mumbai Indians, failed miserably in the domestic season that followed, and then spent the last month playing Division Two County Cricket for Essex with mixed fortunes.Then, Eoin Morgan decided to play a cut shot to the second delivery of the sixth over. Harbhajan, bowling his first over, fired in the quicker top-spinner and shattered the woodwork.Immediately, one could see the ‘tail’ was up. In other words, Bhajji was pumped up and ready to take on the world again after a confidence shattering 14 months in the wilderness.”For me it was an important game. I hadn’t played international cricket for a full year. Getting a wicket first or second ball gives you a lot of confidence,” he said after the game.”In T20 cricket, it’s important to just read the game. I have tried to cut down my run-up a bit. I was running in too fast, and struggling to find my areas. So I was consciously coming in off a short run, and slowly.” Next ball, Harbhajan bowled a doosra to Jonny Bairstow that beat him in the air and nearly got him stumped. It was obvious that the problem of firing it in quick, that had led to his decline, had been worked on, and an off-spinner’s best friends – variation in loop and bounce – were back.With the pitch affording just a little help, the off-breaks turned, the doosras turned away, and the topspinners hurried through. England’s batsmen, never the best players of spin in any case, decided to commit hara-kiri by trying to play cross-batted strokes.The bowler had to wait till the end of his third over for his next wicket, despite beating the bat on numerous occasions. But Tim Bresnan’s attempted sweep took the top edge because of extra bounce and was gobbled up by deep square leg.Off his very next ball, Harbhajan bowled Jos Buttler with another beauty. The batsman backed away to leg and Bhajji bowled a normal off-break that broke the stumps, before getting his opposite number Graeme Swann, with a doosra so pretty it could’ve won a beauty pageant. Much better batsmen than Swann wouldve taken the bait and gotten stumped.Four for 12 off four overs was a great return for a comeback match, but according to skipper MS Dhoni, Harbhajan can do even better.”It was important that he did well in this particular game — I don’t mean he had to take four wickets — but I think he is someone who can do better than this. But if you go by the circumstances, it was a brilliant performance by him,” the skipper said.But for Harbhajan, even more than the elation of success, it was the relief of donning the India jersey again that was paramount.”Without playing for India, I don’t know what else I could do,” he said.”It’s been a hard year for me. I’ve been out of the side due to injuries and whatnot, and the other boys have been doing really well. So for me it was an important game. This (man of the match) award is for my mom and for the people who have stuck with me in difficult times.” He still has miles to go in order to get back to his attacking best. But Harbhajan has made a good start.And while it was Arnold Schwarzenegger who promised to do so in The Terminator, its the Turbanator who is back.advertisementlast_img read more

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Nick Nurse’s nomadic coaching path takes him to an NBA title

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I think you can’t do very good work if you don’t love what you’re doing,” Nurse said after the Raptors dethroned the Warriors on Thursday night. “I just, I don’t know, I never really got discouraged. I didn’t really care at the level I was coaching at, I was just trying to learn and get better. That’s it.”Clearly, he learned. And he got better.Toronto defeated Orlando, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Golden State in these playoffs. That means Nurse, 0-0 as an NBA coach before this season, got his team past ones coached by Steve Clifford, Brett Brown, Mike Budenholzer and Steve Kerr. That foursome is about the toughest draw a first-year coach in the league could get in his maiden postseason voyage.“He’s one of the hardest-working coaches I’ve seen,” Raptors assistant Jamaal Magloire said during Toronto’s victory celebration after the title-clinching win. “When it comes to this team’s success, he deserves every bit of it.”Nurse played at Northern Iowa, started his coaching career there as an assistant and wound up becoming a head coach at Grand View University when he was just 23. He coached in Belgium and Britain. He won a pair of British Basketball League titles as a coach, in Birmingham in 1996 and London in 2000, then got a couple titles in what is now called the G League.ADVERTISEMENT The second G League crown got him noticed. He was at Rio Grande Valley, guided them to a title in 2013 and that’s when the Raptors called and wanted to talk to him about offense. They ended up hiring him as an assistant.“I remember the day well,” Nurse said. “Good day.”And there’s some symmetry there as well. Nurse’s last G League team at Rio Grande Valley won the title series over Santa Cruz — ironically, the Warriors’ affiliate.“Oh, man, I’m happy for him,” Raptors guard Danny Green said.Nurse is quirky, in a way that shows he’s secure doing his own thing.He often arrived for pregame media sessions wearing a black Nike cap bearing his initials. He carries his guitar on road trips. He will be remembered for throwing a box-and-one defense at Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the NBA Finals, a scheme that probably had never been previously used by anyone in the title series.He has paid his dues.The G League, the BBL, the United States Basketball League, the Belgian League, NCAA Division I basketball, NAIA basketball, and now the NBA. Nurse has done the laundry. He’s done the driving. He did some of those jobs for almost no money at all, maybe a couple hundred dollars or so a week.And now he’s the ninth coach to win a title in his first NBA season. Coaching nomads everywhere have a new hero.“I would hope it inspires some people that are in those situations to keep working,” Nurse said. “I always say that all those jobs meant the world to me at the time, right, winning with Birmingham in ’96, winning with Rio Grande Valley, whatever year that was. And those games and jobs meant the world to me.” Keen Ice ran a perfect race that day, and knocked off the champion.“I just really like the picture,” Nurse said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsYes, and there’s symmetry now. His Raptors ran a perfect race — and knocked off the team that had won the 2017 and 2018 NBA titles.Nurse, a 51-year-old basketball journeyman who has been a coach for 13 different teams in four countries over the last 30 years, is now the coach of the best team in the world. Unknown no more and someone who never will be anonymous again, Nurse guided the Raptors to their first NBA championship in a six-game defeat of the Golden State Warriors. View comments Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. His world is much different now.For someone who has never chased attention, it’ll be unavoidable when the Raptors defend their NBA title next season.“Nick has been unbelievable,” Raptors guard Fred VanVleet said. “He’s kind of been the captain of the ship, and he’s weathered the storms, and he’s kept us even-keeled, and he’s made some unusual adjustments and experimented with things. And some things worked and some things didn’t, but he was trying. He tried everything and you’ve got to give that guy a lot of credit in his first year to win a NBA championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess California police say Raptors president Masai Ujiri shoved, hit deputy MOST READ ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse speaks at a news conference after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Whenever Toronto coach Nick Nurse needed inspiration this season, he merely needed to look at his office wall.Hanging there is a big photo, a finish-line shot of the 2015 Travers Stakes at historic Saratoga Race Course. There are two horses in the frame; one is Triple Crown winner and overwhelming favorite American Pharoah, the other is Keen Ice — who wasn’t getting much attention from bettors and had never won on such a big stage.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more

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Long-range plan: Darius Garland’s shooting floored Cavs in workout

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments How deep?“He was shooting from back in Nashville and we were in California,” Beilein cracked.The Cavs introduced Garland and Belmont forward Dylan Windler, the No. 26 overall pick, two-thirds of their 2019 draft class Friday. Only hours earlier, Cleveland took a significant step in its rebuild with an emphasis on shooters to space the floor. The team also traded into the first round and selected USC guard Kevin Porter Jr., but because of NBA rules, he can’t officially join the club until a proposed trade involving Detroit, Milwaukee and the No. 30 pick is finalized.Porter was forced to wear a Bucks baseball cap Thursday night knowing full well he’s going to play for the Cavaliers.So while they wait for Porter to arrive, the Cavs proudly paraded out their two other rookies, who were handed jerseys by Altman and then spent several minutes answering questions ranging from the Jedi warrior-inspired outfit Garland wore on stage at the draft in New York to Windler’s scratch golf game.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein, right, answers questions as Darius Garland listens, Friday, June 21, 2019, in Independence, Ohio. The Cavaliers selected Garland with the No. 5 overall pick Thursday night despite the point guard playing in five games at Vanderbilt before injuring his left knee. Garland was always on Cleveland’s radar, but they became convinced that he was the right choice during a private workout last week in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — When Darius Garland realized the Cavaliers sent general manager Koby Altman, new coach John Beilein and his entire staff to his private pre-draft workout in Los Angeles, the Vanderbilt guard drew up a personal game plan.“I knew I had to kind of put on a show for them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles It was spectacular.As the Cavs watched in near disbelief, Garland, whose college career ended after just five games because of a left knee injury, hardly missed a shot for the first several minutes of his session. Everything he hoisted at the rim from 15 feet dropped. Swish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSame from 20 feet. Nothing but net from 25 and Garland eventually stepped even further back — way beyond the 3-point line, where only Steph Curry and a few other NBA shot takers hang out.“I was pretty deep,” Garland said with a smile. Cardinals fans salute Angels star Pujols in return to St. Louis Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too In minutes, it became easy to see why the Cavs are impressed with both players. They came across as likable and Garland, whose father Winston played in the NBA, exuded the kind of charisma usually displayed by the biggest stars.He’s talented, he knows it and Garland is eager to show what he can do on the floor after his college career stopped abruptly during a Nov. 23 game against Kent State.He had surgery, and then went through rehab with his eye on playing as soon as possible. The injury only made him hungrier.“It was really challenging for me,” Garland said. “First time I had really been away from the game I love. It was really hard. Everyone faces adversity, that’s in the past now and just ready to get going in Cleveland.”The Cavs envision Garland playing in the same backcourt with Collin Sexton, their 2018 first-round pick who found his rhythm —- and shooting touch —after a shaky start to have a solid rookie season.Although Garland and Sexton have similar skill sets, Beilein isn’t worried about them meshing. He successfully ran two-guard sets while at Michigan and is confident Garland and Sexton will complement each other.“The two of them are going to be beautiful together and make me a much better coach than I am,” he said.As for labeling one of them a point guard and the other a shooting guard, Beilein said number tags don’t matter.“It doesn’t make a difference,” Beilein said. “It really doesn’t make a difference. It’s a whole idea of position-less basketball. We will have two forwards, two guards and a big center. That will all depend on who we are playing, who is playing well, who is injured and hopefully we can just morph into whatever shape we need to take for games as time goes on.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender married

first_imgLos Angeles, Oct 17 (PTI) Actors Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender have officially got married.The couple said their I Dos in a secret wedding at Ibizas luxurious La Granja farmstead resort surrounded by friends and family, reported People magazine.While Vikander, 29, and Fassbender, 40, were mum regarding the nuptials, the two stars were snapped entertaining friends and family over the weekend after flying in Paris.According to sources, the group spent the day at the beach, with a lunch and boat cruise planned.One of the eyewitnesses said Vikander wore a white dress, while Fassbender sported shorts and unbuttoned shirt.The rumours of the two co-stars quietly getting engaged were rife earlier this year, but the uber private couple never confirmed the news.They were said to have started dating after meeting on the sets of the 2016 film “The Light Between Oceans”. PTI RDS RDSlast_img read more

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Bluprint’s Plimsolls are packed with cushioning

first_img What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul While many of our readers may be focused on finding the most attractive or appropriate shoe for the situation, there’s something to be said for comfort. That’s why Bluprint has developed a whole line of dress shoes, boots, and sneakers that instead put comfort first, without sacrificing aesthetic appeal in the process. We spent some time with their Encinitas Plimsolls to find out whether Bluprint has the right stuff.While the Bluprint Encinitas might be a new take on the look, it’s far from the first Plimsoll shoes. While you may or may not recognize the term, it comes from the line on a ship’s hull that indicates the high water mark, which the shoe reflects with a thick, rubber outsole. You’ll recognize the look from basically any classic sneaker, although Converse All-Stars stand out as a very recognizable example of the style.“We love our Encinitas for many reasons, but our true goal was to adapt the must-have plimsoll into a casual comfort shoe.”Its used to great effect here, with a striking brown rubber bottom that offsets the neutral tones above, but it isn’t just for looks. The Encinita’s outsole also plays host to a variety of proprietary comfort technology, most notably Cloud Imprint, a blend of Bluprint’s own polyurethane foam and “slow recovery” memory foam for a fit that’s best described as slightly squishy. That soft comfort provides a nice balance to the flat-soled shoe, which is generally intended to feel like walking without any shoes on at all.If camouflage shoes aren’t really your bag, that’s okay. Bluprint offers the Encinitas Plimsoll in black or off-white with a dark brown outsole. All three colorways cost just $99, with a number of other offers boasting the same proprietary comfort tech in various styles, from boots to more formal attire. The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men Editors’ Recommendations The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Painlast_img read more

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Sectoral Debate 2013: Attorney General, the Hon. Patrick Atkinson, Q.C.

first_imgMr. Speaker, God is great and we acknowledge His purpose, we seek His guidance, and we thank Him for his mercies. Please permit me to acknowledge some persons in the Gallery who have paid me the honour to come here today to listen to my contribution to this Sectoral debate.First is my wife Beverly to whom I am grateful for the love and support she has generously given me all these many years and to whom I owe everything of significance I have accomplished in my life. Although she has always been a working professional woman she nonetheless found the time to accomplish a fantastic job in the upbringing and development of our three children who now excel in their professional careers.Our eldest daughter Nicole did her post graduate degree in Journalism at UC Berkeley, and was nominated for Regional Emmy this year for an interview she did with Maya Angelou for a San Francisco Television station KQED. Beverly also inspired our other two daughters to become a medical doctor and a juris doctor respectively. She is my inspiration and I thank her for that.Then there are several members of my constituency who have journeyed the highways from Trelawny to give me support. The Mayor of Falmouth and Counselor for Falmouth Division His Worship Garth Wilkinson, the Councilors Phillip Service of the Martha Brae Division, Councilor Telka Holt of the Sherwood Division, my CDF Officer Ms Lorna Thorpe, workers at my office Janet, Moody, Christine, and others too numerous to mention but I must acknowledge coach Sweat Suit Wilson, some ladies from the Duanvale Netball Club.All the good “Trelawnyites” who have travelled here are my friends in the difficult times of the general election campaign they sacrificed with me to the fullest, canvassing in the highways and hedges and gave me the privilege of representing North Trelawny in this Honorable House. When the real work of continuing the building of North Trelawny began they remained by my side and without their continued support and that of many others I would have been unable to effectively perform the difficult and complex task as Member of Parliament for that great constituency…READ MOREDownload Sectoral Debate 2013: Attorney General, the Hon. Patrick Atkinson, Q.C.last_img read more

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Maritime Traffic Up Fourfold in Two Decades

first_imgzoom Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased 300 per cent over the past 20 years, according to a new study by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) aimed at quantifying global ship traffic.The research used satellite data to estimate the number of vessels on the ocean every year between 1992 and 2012. The number of ships traversing the oceans grew by 60 percent between 1992 and 2002. Shipping traffic grew even faster during the second decade of the study, peaking at rate of increase of 10 percent per year in 2011.Traffic went up in every ocean during the 20 years of the study, except off the coast of Somalia, where increasing piracy has almost completely halted commercial shipping since 2006. In the Indian Ocean, where the world’s busiest shipping lanes are located, ship traffic grew by more than 300 percent over the 20-year period, according to the research.International trade and the sizes of merchant fleets have both enlarged rapidly over the past two decades, explaining the steep rise in ship traffic, the study reports. The new analysis has been accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.Jean Tournadre, a geophysicist at Ifremer, the French Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea in Plouzane, and the study author, said that ”ships powered by fossil fuels dump oil, fuel and waste into the water and pump exhaust into the air. Shipping is also a major source of noise pollution, which is increasingly considered potentially harmful to marine mammals.”According to the study, burgeoning ship traffic has increased the amount of pollution in the atmosphere, particularly above the Sri Lanka-Sumatra-China shipping lane, where the study notes a 50 percent increase in nitrogen dioxide over the 20-year period.Tournadre said he hopes the new study will increase scientists’ understanding of how human activities are affecting marine ecosystems and improve models of atmospheric pollution in the open ocean.The new study is the first to track ship traffic on a global scale, Tournadre said. Currently, ship traffic is monitored using the Automatic Identification System (AIS). When vessels are near the coast, they use transponders to send out their location information to other ships and base stations on land. However, the AIS system doesn’t work very well when ships are out on the open ocean. Vessels are often out of range of terrestrial base stations or other ships, and few satellites carry the AIS instrumentation necessary to locate vessels from space.The new method outlined in the study uses altimeters, or instruments that measure altitude, aboard satellites to detect the location of ships at sea, similar to the way these instruments have been used to track icebergs.Tournadre found that the altimetry data accurately reproduced known shipping lanes and could be used to estimate the number of vessels on the ocean worldwide. The study used altimetry data from seven different satellites to map ship traffic from 1992 to 2012.Using satellite data made it possible to calculate ship traffic for the entire globe, whereas AIS records provide relatively limited coverage in both space and time, Tournadre said. The new method also allowed him to look back at two decades of traffic using archived data, and give independent measurements of ship traffic that were not based on the will or capability of ships to transmit their own positions.However, Tournadre also cautions that some of the growth he has seen in ship traffic could be overestimated because ships, especially container ships, have become larger over the past two decades and possibly easier to detect with altimetry data.Press Release; Image: HHLAlast_img read more

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Tanker Woes Overshadow Healthy Dry Cargo Market

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 license Severe headwinds in the historically low tanker market dampened the performance of the healthy dry cargo market in the third quarter of 2018, pushing Danish shipping company Norden to a loss of USD 12 million.The loss is being reported against last year’s Q3 profit of USD 4 million.In the third quarter of 2018, Norden’s dry operator generated a contribution margin of USD 11.5 million and an adjusted result of USD 2.3 million. The result is an improvement year-on-year compared to last year’s loss of USD 2.1 million.The dry owner recorded an adjusted result of USD 4 million for the quarter and USD 13 million for the first three quarters of 2018.Based on the forecasts of continued low fleet growth, Norden expects rates in 2019 to remain at a similar level as this year, with global macro-economic conditions likely be slightly weaker. However, fleet growth continues to be at manageable levels – especially for Supramax and Panamax vessels, the company said.During the third quarter, Norden entered into agreements with Japanese tonnage providers to charter in two 82,000 tdw Panamaxes over a 5-year duration with delivery in 2020 and purchase options. The vessels will be of eco design and fitted with scrubbers.Norden’s tanker business posted a loss of USD 18 million, much wider than last year’s equivalent of USD  1 million.The company’s Handysize tankers generated daily earnings of an average of USD 9,062, while daily earnings in the MR fleet amounted to USD 10,347.The product tanker market suffered severe headwinds during the quarter and spot rates were the lowest seen in a decade. The main factors pushing the market down were declining product imports in Asia, South America and Middle East in combination with significant competition from crude vessels due to low rates in that market, Norden explained.Nevertheless, the company expects slowing supply growth and normal seasonality to trigger rate increases in the fourth quarter.“At the beginning of the fourth quarter rates for crude vessels have improved and there have also been positive signs for product tanker rates in the Atlantic. In 2019, additions to refinery capacity, low fleet growth and a better crude tanker market are expected to lead to improving product tanker rates. In addition, the introduction of the IMO sulphur cap on emissions from bunker fuel is expected to further support the market balance starting in the second half of 2019,” the company said.Overall, for 2018 the Danish shipowner maintains the expectations for the adjusted result to be USD 0-30 million.Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenselast_img read more

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In T20s pressure is on batsmen as people come for entertainment SA

first_imgNew Delhi: South Africa’s left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi feels that T20 is a batsmen’s format in which bowlers like him are there to “spoil the party”, which the fans come for. The 29-year-old had decent figures of 1/19 in three overs during the second T20 International in Mohali and is now looking forward to drawing the series level at the Chinnaswamy Stadium which used to be his “home ground” a couple of seasons back. Shamsi used to play for the local IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “I feel it puts all the more pressure on the batsman to go out there and do what people want to see. So as bowlers, we are just there to spoil the party and make sure that we execute our plans well,” Shamsi, who has played 17 ODIs and 15 T20 Internationals for the Proteas, told PTI in an interview. The third and final T20 is scheduled to be held here on Sunday. “Chinnaswamy is a small stadium and I mean it’s a T20 series, so people obviously are coming there to see batsmen hit fours and sixes. They are not there to see you bowl a maiden over and that’s what it’s all about,” he said. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters Shamsi’s stint at RCB has helped him grow as a cricketer with the likes of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle providing him useful tips. “Definitely, it helps when you are around speaking to world-class players like Virat, Gayle and Shane Watson. The world of cricket is shrinking in the sense that everyone is ready to share knowledge,” he said. “You will find senior South African fast bowlers imparting knowledge to Indian fast bowlers and vice-versa. Being familiar with surroundings while playing for RCB will certainly help,” feels Shamsi. South Africa, for a number of years, had Imran Tahir as their premier wrist spinner and Shamsi looks at it as a challenge rather than responsibility to rise to the occasion. “I don’t see this as an additional responsibility. When Immy (Tahir’s nickname) was there in the team, my job was to do what’s best for the team and obviously with him not being there, I am the only wrist spinner in the team. “But I have not shied away from challenges and India is another one of those,” said the burly spinner. The wrist-spinners’ club is a small one and there remains a tendency to seek each other out while explaining notes on the tough art. “Being a leg-spinner myself, I know guys tend to help each other out as it’s a small club and we know how tough our art is. I found spending a lot of time with Tahir but I have found all the leg-spinners in the other teams easy-going.” He idolised Australia’s chinaman practitioner Brad Hogg while growing up. “Hogg, I used to watch his bowling a lot during my growing up years. He was the only left-arm wrist spinner playing the game then. “But if you see knowledge is everywhere and you just have to be open-minded and to be able to pick things that works for you and leave things that don’t work for you.” A lesser-known fact about Shamsi is his love for magic tricks, which he developed from his school days. “I always like making people laugh and that’s what I try to bring onto the field as well,” said Shamsi. “When we became professionals, there is a lot of pressure with people scrutinising everything but I don’t ever want to forget that why I started playing the game,” he added. “I started because I loved it. My celebrations are a part of me and playing cricket doesn’t just become a job. Couple of guys have seen but then a magician never gives away his tricks,” he wants the mystery to remain.last_img read more

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first_imgAnkara: Five people were injured Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded as a bus carrying police drove by in the southern Turkish province of Adana, state media reported. The blast in Adana was either an “improvised explosive device or a different type of bomb”, the governor, Mahmut Demirtas, told Anadolu news agency. One of those hurt was a police officer, he said, but the casualties did not suffer serious injuries. The other four injured were passers-by, Demirtas added. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report “The injured are in a really good condition. Citizens went to the hospital as a precaution. There are no issues for our police,” Demirtas said after police and ambulance services rushed to the scene. Images in Turkish media showed the damaged bus underneath a footbridge in Yuregir district. The Adana governor did not speculate on who carried out the bombing. Turkey was hit by a series of terror attacks in 2015 and 2016 which killed hundreds of people and were blamed on the Islamic State extremist group and Kurdish militants.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester (England): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Tuesday that Britain will make firm proposals for a new divorce deal with the European Union within days, saying “this is the moment when the rubber hits the road.” Britain is due to leave the 28-nation bloc at the end of this month, and EU leaders are growing impatient with the UK’s failure to set out detailed plans for maintaining an open border between the UK’s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland the key sticking point to a deal. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportJohnson said details would be disclosed “very soon.” The UK plans to send them to Brussels within days after the governing Conservative Party conference ends Wednesday in Manchester, northwest England. Johnson says Britain will leave the EU on the scheduled October 31 date with or without a deal. A Brexit agreement between the EU and his predecessor, Theresa May, was rejected three times by the UK Parliament, largely because of opposition to the “backstop,” an insurance policy designed to ensure there is no return to customs posts or other infrastructure on the Irish border. An open border underpins both the local economy and Northern Ireland’s Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestspeace process. British Brexit supporters oppose the backstop because it would keep the UK tightly bound to EU trade rules in order to avoid customs checks limiting the country’s ability to strike new trade deals around the world. “There is no point in doing Brexit if you stay locked in the (EU) customs union and locked in the single market with no say,” Johnson told the BBC. He didn’t say what Britain’s proposed alternative is. So far the UK has floated the idea of a common area for livestock and agricultural products, plus largely untested “technological solutions.” The EU says that is inadequate. Ireland’s deputy prime minister also rejected an idea raised in preliminary UK proposals for customs posts 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 kilometers) away from the border.last_img read more

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first_imgTurin: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in this season’s Champions League, sealing a 3-0 win for Juventus over Bayer Leverkusen in their Group D game in Turin on Tuesday. Ronaldo blasted in the third goal in the 89th minute to extend his record to 127 strikes in the competition to add to Gonzalo Higuain and Federico Bernardeschi’s earlier efforts. Juventus move top of Group D, level on four points with Atletico Madrid, who defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in Russia. The Italian champions had been held 2-2 by the Spaniards at the Wanda Metropolitano in their opener. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Leverkusen face an uphill battle after their shock 2-1 defeat at home against Lokomotiv Moscow and are rooted to the foot of the table. Juventus next host Lokomotiv and Leverkusen travel to Atletico on October 22. Maurizio Sarri opted for Higuain and Bernardeschi up front alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo. Leverkusen were struggling from the outset after losing captain Lars Bender in the warm-up to a thigh problem, with defender Mitchell Weiser stepping in. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters The Germans showed little to threaten the hosts, with Lucas Alario shooting over on three minutes with what would be their best chance of the game. The breakthrough came for Juventus when Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah failed to head clear Juan Cuadrado’s long ball for Higuain, with the Argentine pouncing to drill home. The 31-year-old Higuain, back in Turin after loan spells at AC Milan and Chelsea, had a chance for a second on 38 minutes but was denied by Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. Juventus piled on the pressure after the break as Ronaldo tried unsuccessfully to pull off an overhead kick in the 55th minute. Ronaldo then sent Higuain in behind, but although the Portuguese failed to connect with his teammate’s return pass, Bernardeschi was lurking to provide the finishing touch. Juventus almost had a third with Hradecky failing to control the ball and almost turning it into his own net before grappling to save on the line. But the Finnish international did well to deny Ronaldo in front of goal after a Higuain charge down the flank. Welsh international Aaron Ramsey was introduced in place of Bernardeschi with Dybala replacing Higuain for the final ten minutes. And in the dying minutes, substitute Rodrigo Bentancur picked out Dybala who slid the ball through for Ronaldo, allowing the 34-year-old to equal Real Madrid great Raul’s record of scoring against 33 different sides in the Champions League.last_img read more

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first_imgNew York: ‘Game of Thrones’ author GRR Martin says the final season of the epic fantasy HBO show was “not completely faithful” to his book series, ‘A Song of Fire And Ice’ on which it was based. The remark comes hot on the heels of the eighth and final chapter of ‘GOT’ winning the outstanding drama series Emmy, including an individual trophy for Peter Dinklage in the supporting actor in drama series category. “The (final) series has been… not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons,” Martin told Fast Company magazine. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe loss in a book-to-screen adaptation can be “traumatic”, the author admitted. “Because sometimes their creative vision and your creative vision don’t match, and you get the famous creative differences thing – that leads to a lot of conflict,” he added. ‘GOT’ showrunners David Benioff and Dan B Weiss were called out for below par script writing and poor portrayal of women in the last season, resulting in lakhs of fans across the world sign an online petition urging the network to redo the final chapter, which ended in May.last_img read more

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